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Review: Minger's smart strip lights make it easy to set the mood

Here’s some unsolicited relationship advice: A strip of inexpensive LED lights can turn any room into a date night destination.<p>I spent a month testing two of Minger’s Dreamcolor branded smart lighting strips. The first, a two meter long USB-powered strip, is perfect for providing bias lighting for …

Home Automation

Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to overcome fear and adversity

The three of us are picking through the desert hardscrabble, collecting the packs another platoon stashed here earlier, when we hear a sound. We turn and look up the ravine toward the dirt road where we parked our truck a few minutes ago. A crowd of maybe 50 Afghan guys is standing up there, seven …

Military

6 best cars for $5,000

Looking for a good used car on a budget? We've got you covered.<p>Looking for a great used car but only have a few thousand bucks to spend? Check out our 6 favorite used vehicles that you can get for around $5,000 or less.<p><b>1. 2004-2006 Subaru WRX</b><br>The Subaru Impreza WRX offers a lot of what you might …

Subaru

The Outrageously Fun, Michigan-Made 4x4 You've Never Heard Of

Meet the Roxor 4x4. It ain’t that big and it ain’t that fast, but somehow the fun never stops.<p>About 20 years ago, I was in India riding in the back of a Tata Sumo—a sort of Land Rover Defender knockoff—in Corbett National Park, when the driver plunged down a river embankment for a hairy water …

Made in America

Let This Percussionist Blow Your Mind With The Fibonacci Sequence

<b>Updated:</b> <i>August 13, 3:10 p.m. ET.</i><p>Rhythm nerd alert! Bow down, drummers! Our social feeds have been on fire with a mind-bending, gasp-worthy video posted by percuss.ioearlier this week — below — made by the accomplished Indian percussionist B.C. Manjunath. He's a master of <i>konnakol</i>-- the Carnatic, or …

Percussion

Comedian wins British Open before it starts with incredible impressions of PGA Tour stars

You can argue over who is the world's best golfer, but there's no debating the world's best golfer impressionist. Irish comedian Conor Moore takes that title with ease. And he just won the 2018 British Open before it even started with his latest video in which he imitates Tiger Woods, Dustin …

Golf

Watch This CH-47 Chinook Stick An Awesome Pinnacle Landing During Mount Hood Rescue

Fighting high-altitude and high-temperature conditions, the CH-47 crew did what only the CH-47 can to get everyone off the summit safely.<p>Video …

Tour pros try the Hickory Challenge at the Scottish Open, and the results were hilariously mixed

Much has been said about the lack of shotmaking required on the PGA Tour, with many of the courses on the schedule calling for bomb and gouge rather than using the ground to your advantage. It's why this European Tour stretch of the French, Irish and Scottish Opens is always so fun to watch, as …

6 ways to use music to increase your productivity

Whether you’re using it to pump you up to work out when you’re tired or to unwind for a better night’s sleep, music is a powerful motivator in many …

This little robot moves in and out of the sun to care for a plant that lives on its back

Tianqi Sun, CEO of robotics firm Vincross, has created a delightful mod of his robot Hexa which cares for a houseplant when the owner is too forgetful to water it.<p>Hexa is a small crab-like looking robot, which is available to buy for $949 and is designed to give people the chance to experiment with …

How to handle a downhill lie and hit the green

If you play a lot of hilly courses, you're already familiar with uneven lies, including those of the downhill variety. This tricky position—in which …

Ammonia—a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water—could power the globe without carbon

<b>SYDNEY, BRISBANE, AND MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—</b>The ancient, arid landscapes of Australia are fertile ground for new growth, says Douglas MacFarlane, a …

<b>1. Stand tall behind the ball</b> and stare down your target line. Get your game face on. Picture the shot exploding down the fairway on a low, piercing …

Presidents Cup

Australian Grass Got Kangaroos So High on DMT They Couldn't Walk Straight

A wild grass carries a potent psychedelic.<p>Viral videos of distressed kangaroos bouncing around erratically have stirred up concern and sympathy …

Wedges used by top 10 in proximity to the hole from inside 10 yards

Everyone misses greens and is forced to chip, pitch and hit bunker shots from around the green to save par, but no one on the PGA Tour does it better …

9 of the Best Coffee Makers You Can Buy Right Now

Whether you want easy, customizable, portable, or industrial size, there's a perfect coffee maker for you.<p>Whether you're fond of the occasional hot …

Stories Of Wartime, Transformed Through Music

Rahim Alhaj is a composer and musician from Baghdad. He was repeatedly imprisoned and tortured for speaking out under Saddam Hussein's regime. Alhaj fled his native country in 1991 — first going to Jordan, then Syria. He says that he heard that the Iraqi secret police intended to murder him abroad. …

How To Tie The Perfect Windsor Knot In 5 Simple Steps

Named after the Duke of Windsor, tying your tie with the Windsor knot is a sure-fire way of proving you mean business in the boardroom while your tie …

The power of lag: How to hit your irons farther

If you're hitting your irons straight, but you're still not getting the kind of explosive power you want, you're probably not creating enough lag in …

Want a beach in your backyard? This man can make your dreams come true

MAUREPAS, La. — Why travel to a beach when you can have one in your own backyard?<p>That’s the idea behind this Louisiana company about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans.<p>Zydeco Construction specializes in building "swimming ponds" that are crystal blue with a sand surround, resembling a beach. …

Baton Rouge

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Miniature golf gets a high-tech update at upscale Florida attraction

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — What’s a miniature golf course without tacky windmills?<p>It turns out it can be video golf simulators where players can try their luck on any of more than 200 of the world's most famous golf courses.<p>Or 36 holes on "extreme" putting courses.<p>And through it all, it's a place where …

Golf

We are one step closer to harvesting water out of thin air

Right now, there are roughly 16 sextillion liters of water suspended in the atmosphere. The air around you is a river, you just can’t see it.<p>Harvesting water from air would be a game-changing solution to tackling freshwater scarcity, which is increasing as the world warms. It would be especially …

UC Berkeley

4 ways to stop panicking before giving a major talk

Sometimes you have to give a huge presentation when the thought of sinking through the floor sounds much more appealing. Here’s how to make it go …

Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children

The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language.<p>For the millions of adults who grew up watching him on public television, Fred Rogers represents the most important human values: respect, compassion, kindness, integrity, humility. On <i>Mister Rogers’</i> …

Fred Rogers

The 15 best golf practice games

With everything competing for your attention in 2018, it’s difficult to find time to work on your golf game. Chances are when you do, you’re just hitting a few balls at the range, which likely won’t accomplish much in terms of improvement.<p>If you really want to get better, you need to make the most …

40,000 People on Amazon Are Obsessed with These $25 Sheets

They might be onto something.<p>Sheets are one of those things that you know you need, but don’t necessarily want to spend a ton of money on. But anyone who has skimped on a new set knows you run the risk of ending up with scratchy linens that can ruin your rest. So, what's a budget-conscious, …

This common toothpaste ingredient could be wreaking havoc on your gut

Triclosan is everywhere, but its days seem to be numbered.<p>Even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve almost certainly come across triclosan. A highly effective antibacterial and antifungal ingredient, triclosan is found in all kinds of toothpastes, hand sanitizers, deodorants, mouthwashes, …

12 books famous scientists think you should read

1/<p>Jane Goodall: "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien<p>Jane Goodall is a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.<p>Goodall famously …

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books